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Emergency Car Tyre Air Pump/Inflator

Discussion in 'Fiat OEM Spares & Accessories' started by vivek_lko, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. vivek_lko

    vivek_lko Amatore

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    Thanks Akshay. Did you also buy the tire puncture kit ? Also does the pump work through the cigar lighter terminal or it is foot operated one? Does it have a pressure gauge ? Can you tell me the model number.
  2. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Both tubeless and tube tires can have punctures , the only difference is in the way they handle that issue.
    Tube tires undergo rapid expulsion of air upon a puncture while in tubeless its very gradual.
    The advantage is that you wont lose control when driving ,if you have a puncture.

    PS :: Both my front tires have had punctures lately :)
  3. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    OK. How about that solution for tubeless tyres that seals the puncture automatically?
  4. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    @vivek: Mostly such brands are not all that renowned and changes in brand name is more frequent than the sales so just go to any good car accessories shop and simply buy one
  5. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Foot pumps are good only for cycles/ bikes its difficult to maintain the reverse air pressure of something has big as a car tire inflated at 30-34PSI.
    I would recommend buying a pump operated via the cigarette lighter. I bought one one from Reliance autozone for 500 , served me well till a week ago .
    Looks like the soldering of the terminals are dead now, I need to take a look at it.

    ---------- Post added at 10:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:13 PM ----------

    Automatically? there is nothing like that AFAIK
    the air will escape and you will have a flat tire. you will have to fix it with a puncture kit
  6. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    its a electric one,works through ciggarate lighter socket.
    No i dont have a tubeless repair kit for now,as of now,whenever i have had a flat,i have filled air,and driven to repair shop to get the puncture fixed.

    @black-he is probably talking about Slime.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  7. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    There i. I will speak to the guy at work who told me about it. You need to deflate all tyres and add that solution before inflating them again.
    At least I hope it exists.
  8. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Its known as Slime:)
    google it.
  9. Herbie

    Herbie Regolare

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    Grande Punto 1.4
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    My opinion would be to not spend more than 500-600 on a compressor because what I would suggest is to buy a pressure gauge as well( This is more important than the compressor per se).
    Reasons,
    I bought the compressor about a year ago (which i thought was dead) and its still working fine, pick it up from any reliance autozone . It costs about 530Rs.
    Buy a good ISI certified pressure gauge , this is important, Make sure Its certified if you cannot find anything that is ISI certified then take it to a local certification shop and get it calibrated.
    Or use you're gauge at different places to see the difference to give you a correct picture.
    But whatever be the case buy a good pressure gauge .

    Now as for the compressor, both the coido and the one I have can be used only for 10mins at a stretch (its max operating time) meaning that the components are more or less same , so dont spend 1700 for coido when you can buy similar things for 500 which are just as good.

    Finally, Never use the cigarette lighter for lighting cigarettes , I've found out the hard way that the after effects are quite nasty , Today i checked and found out that I had a blown fuse , thankfully replaced it for free.

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